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Old 11-04-2014, 11:47 AM   #1
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Interesting -- Non-PH-or-Voyager-roofed RB30 1997 SMB - eBay

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This is a new one on me!
Full RB30 layout, but without either a Penthouse or Voyager roof. (Still retains un-modified, original-height Ford E250 steel roof.)

No Propane. Looks clean and still a nice van.
Definitely unique (and odd) without either a PH or Voyager top on it.

Bidding at $6100 at time I'm posting this, 5 days left on auction.
Will be very curious to see what this non-PH/non-Voyager SMB ends up closing at (and see how the market values this kind of a build).

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"This Van was obviously well taken car of and babied by its owner. Runs perfect, AC is cold and drives like butter! I swear you will think you are in a couple year old Van; add on the sought after SPORTSMOBILE conversion and we have a rare find here.

Newer tires and Ultra Clean vehicle!

Self contained with water tank, fridge (runs off Battery or shore power), shore power, Microwave and fridge look unused, clothes closet, slide out pantry, toilet. Amazing use of space.

If you want a quality Van Conversion / Camper van that is in great cosmetic and mechanical condition without spending 30K to 100K this is a great option for you. Hurry for low Buy it now as this rare find will not last!

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Old 11-04-2014, 09:19 PM   #2
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Re: Interesting -- Non-PH-or-Voyager-roofed RB30 1997 SMB -

If it was a VW, it'd be known as a TinTop.
Quite useable vehicle.
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Old 11-04-2014, 09:34 PM   #3
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Re: Interesting -- Non-PH-or-Voyager-roofed RB30 1997 SMB -

Am surprised there are no photos of the interior.
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Old 11-04-2014, 10:36 PM   #4
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There are now - maybe they were added. White cabinets and the "way teal" upholstery.
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Old 11-05-2014, 07:06 AM   #5
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Re: Interesting -- Non-PH-or-Voyager-roofed RB30 1997 SMB -

I agree. I saw that and was wondering what it would sell for. An interesting exercise in seeing what the "Penthouse premium" is. It seems the PH adds value over the value of a fixed, extended-height top, for example.
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Re: Interesting -- Non-PH-or-Voyager-roofed RB30 1997 SMB -

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It seems the PH adds value over the value of a fixed, extended-height top, for example.
You can get a fixed top from many places, and in several shapes including some B "traditional" RV manufacturers and previous van-busses. You can only get a penthouse from GTRV, Sportsmobile, and ColoradoCamperVans afik. The benefit of an SMB voyager or cruiser top is not the top, but the custom layout/build inside of it.

Also electric PH > sprung PH for what that's worth...
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Re: Interesting -- Non-PH-or-Voyager-roofed RB30 1997 SMB -

If anyone wasn't still actively following the auction, I just checked:

It closed at $11,100.

Interesting reference point, as BrianW was mentioning, to gauge the "price premium" for a PH or Voyager roof vs. a steel-original-roofed van like this one (the SMB equivalent of a "tin top.")
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